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Miller Canfield Receives Michigan Ability Partners' Community Spirit Award

May 8, 2006

The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. proudly announces that it was honored on April 21 by the Michigan Ability Partners (MAP) with its “Community Spirit Award,” given to businesses and individuals for their investment in those served by MAP who are living with disabilities. Miller Canfield associate, Leigh Greden, was also one of seven honored with a Community Spirit Award.

The Community Spirit Honorees were singled out for recognition of a sustained and important contribution. Accepting the award on behalf of Miller Canfield was James Govert, who worked with MAP on a pro-bono basis to conceptualize, design, and incorporate a family of housing subsidiaries for the agency. Govert also serves on the MAP board of directors as vice-president. Leigh Greden was honored for his work on the Ann Arbor City Council to champion a MAP project that will provide affordable housing to chronically homeless persons with a disability.

Michigan Ability Partners is a non-profit agency that provides housing supports and vocational and financial services to people with varying levels of disabilities. Each year MAP serves approximately 750 men and women, to help them find a job, call a place home, and to give those with a record a second chance.

The 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.